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Holidays and Islamic events in the UAE

The following chart shows the major holidays and Islamic events in the UAE for the year 2017:

Occasion Gregorian Year 2016 Hijri Year 1437 Holiday Duration
New Year 1 Jan 2017​ 1
Israa & Miaraj Night* 24 April 2017 27 Rajab 1
Ramadan expected to begin* 27 May 2017 1 Ramadan
Eid Al Fitr* 25 Jun 2017 1 Shawwal 3
Hajj Season* 23 Aug 2017 ​1 Dhu Al-Hija
Arafat Day* 31 Aug 2017 9 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1
Eid Al Adha* 1 Sep 2017 10 Dhu Al-Hijjah 3
Hijri New Year’s Day* 22 Sep 2017 1 Muharram 1439 1
Martyr’s Day   30 Nov 2017 1
Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday ​30 Nov 2017 ​12 Rabi Al-Awal 1
​UAE National Day ​2 Dec​ 2017 ​2

* Islamic holidays (exact date is subject to moon-sighting)


The following chart shows the major holidays and Islamic events in the UAE for the year 2016:

Occasion Gregorian Year 2016 Hijri Year 1437 Holiday Duration
New Year 1 Jan 2017​ 1
Israa & Miaraj Night* 24 April 2017 27 Rajab 1
Ramadan expected to begin* 27 May 2017 1 Ramadan
Eid Al Fitr* 25 Jun 2017 1 Shawwal 3
Hajj Season* 23 Aug 2017 ​1 Dhu Al-Hija
Arafat Day* 31 Aug 2017 9 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1
Eid Al Adha* 1 Sep 2017 10 Dhu Al-Hijjah 3
Hijri New Year’s Day* 22 Sep 2017 1 Muharram 1439 1
Martyr’s Day   30 Nov 2017 1
Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday ​30 Nov 2017 ​12 Rabi Al-Awal 1
​UAE National Day ​2 Dec​ 2017 ​2

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